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Biographies of Western Nebraska

These biographies are of men prominent in the building of western Nebraska. These men settled in Cheyenne, Box Butte, Deuel, Garden, Sioux, Kimball, Morrill, Sheridan, Scotts Bluff, Banner, and Dawes counties. A group of counties often called the panhandle of Nebraska. The History Of Western Nebraska & It’s People is a trustworthy history of the days of exploration and discovery, of the pioneer sacrifices and settlements, of the life and organization of the territory of Nebraska, of the first fifty years of statehood and progress, and of the place Nebraska holds in the scale of character and civilization. In the table below you can find the name of those whom biographies can be found and click on the page number – it will take you directly to their biography. If you wish to access the history portion of the manuscript then it is contained in volumes 1-2, volume 3 being devoted entirely to biographies. Gallery of Western Nebraska’s People 143 full page photographs of families, couples, group photographs, individual people, and homesteads found within the manuscript History of Western Nebraska & It’s People, Volume 3. Volume 1 – History of Western Nebraska Volume 2 – History of Western Nebraska Biographies of Western Nebraska – Volume 3 SurnameGivePageNotes BusheeBerton Kenyon5 GentryBenjamin F.6 DownerAmon R.7 KirkhamValle B.7 LammWilliam H.8 NeeleyRobert G.8 HamptonRodolphus M.9 HardingWilliam Henry11 WesterveltJames P.11 GrimmJoseph L.12 McHenryMatthew H.12 RaymondLewis L.13 LymanWilliam H.14 SimmonsRobert G.14 DenslowLloyd15 PeckhamJohn S.16 PeckhamGeorge B.16 AndersonVictor17M.D. FrenchWilliam F.17 DavisEvan G.18 HanksRobert M.18 LammWilliam19Sr. ProhsOtto J.19 JonesHoward O.20D.D.S. MillerRobert G.20 AtkinsAuburn W.21 BrownWilliam G.22D.D.S. IrelandTed L.22 HamiltonLuther F.23 YoungFrank B.23M. D. ScottFremont24 MaginnisPatrick25 FaughtArthur M.27M....

Descendants of Alexander Bisset Munro of Bristol, Maine

Alexander Bisset Munro was born 25 Dec. 1793 at Inverness, Scotland to Donald and Janet (Bisset) Munro. Alexander left Scotland at the age of 14, and lived in Dimecrana in the West Indies for 18 years. He owned a plantation, raising cotton, coffee and other produce. He brought produce to Boston Massachusetts on the ship of Solomon Dockendorff. To be sure he got his money, Solomon asked his to come home with him, where he met Solomon’s sister, Jane Dockendorff. Alexander went back to the West Indies, sold out, and moved to Round Pond, Maine, and married Jane. They had 14 children: Janet, Alexander, Margaret, Nancy, Jane, Mary, Solomon, Donald, John, William, Bettie, Edmund, Joseph and Lydia.

1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

Slave Narrative of Mary Colbert

Interviewer: Sadie B. Hornsby Person Interviewed: Mary Colbert Location: Athens, Georgia (NOTE: This is the first story we have had in which the client did not use any dialect. Mary Colbert’s grammar was excellent. Her skin was almost white, and her hair was quite straight. None of us know what a “deep” slave was. It may have the same meaning as outlandish Negro. The “outlandish Negroes” were those newly arrived Negroes who had just come in from any country outside of the United States of America, and were untrained. They were usually just from Africa. Sarah H. Hall) With the thermometer registering 93 degrees in the shade on a particularly humid July day, the visitor trudged up one steep, rocky alley and down another, hesitantly negotiated shaky little bridges over several ravines, scrambled out of a ditch, and finally arrived at the address of Mary Colbert. It was the noon hour. A Negro man had tied his mule under an apple tree in one corner of Mary’s yard. The animal was peacefully munching hay while his master enjoyed lunch from a battered tin bucket. Asked if Mary was at home, the man replied: “Yessum, jus’ call her at de door.” A luxuriant Virginia creeper shaded the front porch of Mary’s five-room frame house, where a rap on the front door brought the response: “Here I am, honey! Come right on through the house to the back porch.” The aged mulatto woman was hanging out clothes on a line suspended between two peach trees. To the inquiry for Mary, she answered: “Yes, Honey, this is Mary. They say I am...

Biography of Cecil L. Golden

Cecil L. Golden, present mayor of Sidney, has built up a large hardware business in that Champaign County town, and has proved himself one of the live and energetic factors in the civic community. Mr. Golden is a veteran of the Spanish-American War. He was born in Champaign County March 12, 1879, a son of Eugene S. and Mary E. (Mullen) Golden. His father was born in Menard County, Illinois, and his mother was a native of Pennsylvania. His father came to Champaign County when a young man, followed farming and afterwards engaged in the hardware business at Urbana. He was a merchant in that city for about sixteen years and then retired to Sidney, where he died October 4, 1913′. The widowed mother still lives at Sidney. They had five children. Leonard M., deceased; Archie S., a resident of Champaign County; George A., a farmer in Jefferson County, Illinois; Cecil L. and Ross Burr, deceased. Cecil L. Golden attended the public schools at Urbana, and then learned the trade of tinner in his father’s store. At the age of nineteen he enlisted as a non-commissioned officer in Company M., organized in Champaign County for service in the Spanish-American War. He spent most of the period of his enlistment in concentration camps and was also for a time on duty in Cuba. After the war he followed farming three years, then went to work at his trade in Peoria. While there he was foreman of the Twentieth Century Heating and Ventilating Company about two years. After his marriage Mr. Golden removed to Sidney and built a brick building 30×100...

Golden, Barbara – Obituary

Funeral services for Barbara Golden, small daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Golden, who died yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Bohnenkamp mortuary. Bishop Lester Stoddard will officiate at the service and burial will take place in the L. D. S. cemetery. La Grande Evening Observer Tuesday, February 1, 1927 Page...

Golden, Charles – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Sudden Death Of Citizen From La Grande, Oregon Charles Golden, a farmer of La Grande, aged 55 years, who was attending the Grand Lodge of Oddfellows in this city, died suddenly early Wednesday morning at the home of J. W. Looney, on North G street, of neuralgia of the heart. Mr. Golden was taken ill at the meeting held in Burns’ hall and was conveyed to the Looney residence in an auto. He was put to bed and was able to sleep for about 10 minutes, when there was a recurrence of severe pain, and he died at 1:20 a.m. He had been subject to slight attacks of neuralgia. A Hillsboro physician and Dr. Williams of this city attended him. Mr. Golden was also a delegate to the convention. A brother of the deceased arrived from Portland Wednesday noon and a daughter, Zoa, was dispatched for at Corvallis, where she is attending O. A. C. The start homeward to La Grande was made on Thursday, where the funeral and burial will be held. McMinnville Telephone Register Friday, May 22, 1914 Front...

Golden, Margaret Francis – Obituary

Margaret Francis Golden, 2201 Orodell Blvd., died Friday at Valley View manor. She was 90. Mrs. Golden was born Oct. 31, 1892, at Summerville to Charles and Mary (Childers) Duggan. On Oct. 31, 1915 she married John Golden at Summerville. He preceded her in death in July 1945. In 1919, Mrs. Golden and her family moved to Portland and lived there until they returned to La Grande in 1975. She was a homemaker and a member of the La Grande United Methodist Church. Survivors include her son, Virgil Golden, San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Ardra Behrens and Ruth A. Rollins, both of Summerville, and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a son, Charles Golden; two brothers, Guy Hobson and Ira Hobson; and three sisters, Effie Slack, Mary Hurly and Hattie Wise. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Payne Family Mortuary with the Rev. David Smith of the La Grande United Methodist Church officiating. Vault interment will follow at Summerville Cemetery. Visitation will be until 9 p.m. Tuesday at the mortuary. The Observer La Grande, Oregon Monday, October 17, 1983 Page...

Golden, John Justice – Obituary

John Justice Golden, 56, Dies in Portland; Ill Eight Months John J. Golden, 56, formerly of La Grande, died Monday in Portland, after eight months of illness. He was born Sept. 6, 1888, near La Grande. His parents were Mattie H. and Charles E. Golden, early pioneers to Union county. He lived here until 25 years ago, when he moved to Portland. Surviving him are his wife, Margaret, a son, Virgil, now with the army in Italy, a brother, Arthur of Medford, and four sisters, Mrs. Fred Yeske and Mrs. Archie Conley, both of La Grande, Mrs. Rachel Caviness, Astoria, and Mrs. LeRoy Hull, Glenns Ferry, Ida. Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the Summerville cemetery. La Grande Evening Observer Tuesday, July 3, 1945 Page...
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